Some of the photos the actors’ studios have released are comparable to magazine shoots.(more…)
GQ is pretty hard to beat on the creativity front, but at least Harper’s Bazaar had its own lineup of pretty stars. Select list of guests attending include Angelababy, Liu Shishi, Song Qian, Nazha, Zhao Liying, Liu Tao, Song Zu’er, Guan Xiaotong, Yang Zi, Lin Yun, Zhou Dongyu, Zhong Chuxi, Yuan Shanshan, Qin Lan, Ni Ni, Jing Tian, Xin Zhilei, Qi Wei, Yi Yangqianxi, Xiao Zhan and Chen Feiyu.
Which look do you like best?(more…)
Glimpse into a decade of a Chengdu teahouse in this microfilm starring Huang Xiaoming, Zhou Dongyu Wang Ziwen, Zheng Shuang, Wang Kai, Qin Lan, Hu Yitian, Nazha, Ni Ni, Wu Xuanyi, Yamy, Wu Lei, Liu Yanchi, Li Xiaoran, Chen Zhengfei, Liu Xijun, and Jane Zhang.
We Are All Alone is set in the entertainment industry, and stars Qin Lan as a talent agent who must rebuild her career from scratch. Gao Yixiang plays the lawyer with the smouldering gaze. Costars include Wang Ziyi as an idol and Wang Yaoqing as the CEO of the heroine’s agency. Kara Hui and Guo Xiaoting play artists signed under the agency.
We Are All Alone 怪你过分美丽 stars Qin Lan (The Brightest Star in the Sky) as Mo Xiangwan, a talent agent who opens a new agency and rebuilds her career from scratch. Gao Yixiang (Legend of the Ancient Sword) costars as lawyer Mo Bei, and if the show follows the novel, he is also the man she had a one-night stand with and the father of her son Feifei.
It’s that time of year again, when I collect all my thoughts on the dramas I watched over the past year. I vowed to watch many of the shows in the discarded list because they starred my favourites, conveniently forgetting that good actors cannot always elevate the quality of a drama.
On the other hand, dramas that weren’t initially on my radar ended up becoming the shows I was most invested in, probably because I had zero expectations going in. What are your thoughts on this year’s drama offerings?
Collection of Cfensi’s past reviews can be found here.
**Spoilers ahead, do proceed with caution.
Despite a large portion its audience using Baidu, The Story of Yanxi Palace 延禧攻略 is the most googled show of the year all over the globe. The tv series was the only Chinese name to make it on any of the lists on Google’s Top Searches of the Year released today.
The show has shot to fame its stars Wu Jinyan and Xu Kai, and re-launched the careers of Nie Yuan, Qin Lan, Charmaine Sheh, and most importantly producer Yu Zheng. After a successful online run, it received successful runs on TV in the mainland, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. You can watch the hit show English subbed on Viki and Chinese subbed on Youtube.
The Story of Yanxi Palace features Consort Ling (Wu Jinyan) as the main character, and revolves around her rise to the top of the harem. Nie Yuan plays the Qianlong Emperor, and Qin Lan, Charmaine Sheh, Wang Yuanke and Zhang Jiani play the main consorts. The 70 episode drama airs tonight, and will release 2 episodes on iQiyi and Youtube every Thursday to Sunday. VIP members get an 8 episode head start.
Update Aug 6th: Thanks to the show’s popularity, iQiyi will now release two episodes every day except Monday.
First it was Gong vs. Bu Bu Jing Xin, then Gong II vs. Legend of Zhen Huan, and now this time it’s Yanxi Gonglue vs. Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace. Yu Zheng may have toned down on the bright colours, but his lawsuit with Qiong Yao doesn’t seem to have killed off his bad habits of plagiarism.